Thought Leadership programme 2013
The Museum, in partnership with Eversheds and Thales, are proud to present a ground-breaking programme of debate and discussion which builds upon its partnerships made with industry, government and higher education. The Thought Leadership programme is an exclusive benefit for Museum Corporate Members which provides a unique networking forum at a senior level.
Developed in close consultation with industry, and in particular with our Corporate Members, the programme meets a need for an event that involves opportunities for networking and cross sector discussion on important industry issues. The Museum is working with a range of organisations to deliver a far-ranging and relevant programme.
The Thought Leadership agenda builds upon the Museum’s role as a platform for debate and creativity for the wider transport industry. Topics are based on the most relevant subjects affecting business today and include; climate change, funding transport, future technology, inter-city travel and promotion of engineering as a career choice.
The annual programme will involve six business breakfasts at the Museum and two dinners held at Eversheds in London taking the format of a short presentations, debate and discussion for no more than 20 invited guests.
Thought Leadership Dinner: Transport strategy, economic growth and spending review
Speaker: Patrick McLoughlin MP
Join the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the transport strategy and how the DfT’s new line-up is supporting the wider government plans for economic growth, including their proposed 2013 spending review.
Thought Leadership Breakfast: Best of three: deciding where to invest in Britain’s new aviation hub
Speaker: Daniel Moylan
The need for the UK to invest in aviation and become a northern European hub is well-established, and with the environmental constraints and limited space at Heathrow ruling out additional runways alternatives are still hotly debated. The Mayor of London is considering three main options – an outer estuary airport (dubbed ‘Boris Island’), an inner estuary, or expansion at Stansted. Though all will need to overcome environmental challenges does the UK have a suitable site?
Thought Leadership Breakfast: Ministerial briefing: Road Pricing
Speaker: Stephen Hammond MP
Directly levied road pricing, whilst unpopular with the voting public, has clearly secured backing from industry. At last year’s Thought Leadership Road Pricing debate, led by Professor Stephen Glaister and Andrew Price of Halcrow, consensus was reached amongst the gathered industry representatives that it should be rolled out. But if it is deemed an unpopular choice amongst voters how should the government progress? How do they develop a successful roads investment plan and traffic demand management system without road pricing at the core?
With fuel prices set to rise in 2013 and London’s congestion charging to favour electric vehicles are there alternative methods that can generate additional income, reduce congestion and encourage greener travel?
Thought Leadership Breakfast: Crossrail 2
Speakers: Andrew Adonis, Peer, House of Lords; Jim Steer, Greengauge 21
The plan to create a connection between the South West and North East has been in the pipeline since 1974, but at a time of economic frugality should we invest in an expensive heavy rail solution or a cheaper metro-like DLR ? Rapid population and central London employment growth will require the provision of significant additional capacity on London’s transport networks from the mid 2020s onwards. Over the next 20 years, employment in London – mostly in central London – is projected to rise by 700,000 and the capital’s population is expected to rise by 1.5 million to almost 10 million, its highest level ever. Congestion is projected to be particularly severe on a south-west to north-east alignment which received limited benefit from Crossrail 1 and Thameslink, so is Crossrail 2 the only feasible next step?